The average HVAC system will last 15 – 25 years, depending on many factors. Systems that have regular preventative maintenance plans will often exceed their life expectancy. Sadly, systems that aren’t adequately maintained will usually need to be replaced long before those that have had maintenance. Why are these service checkups so important?
What Happens During a Preventative Maintenance Session?
Maintaining our customers’ HVAC systems is a vital part of our business. These sessions should be done once in the spring and again in the fall. When properly maintained, your equipment will have fewer service interruptions. The technician will do the following:
- Check refrigerant level
- Change filters
- Conduct an electrical safety check
- Lubricate moving parts
- Clean the coils
- Discuss possible service issues
The technician is there to ensure everything is mechanically sound, and they will suggest any upgrades that might help the system run more efficiently. They might suggest adding a programmable thermostat or upgrading to a more energy-efficient unit.
Why Are Tune-Ups Are So Important?
Preventative maintenance is a wise decision for any homeowner. Something as simple as a worn belt can cause you to go without AC for many hours, and you want to avoid these problems. The technician can see the worn belt, replace it, and prevent a future service call.
Your automobile needs to have the oil changed about every 3,000 – 5,000 miles. When you take the car to the mechanic, they identify other issues like the air filter, low windshield wiper fluid, and oil leaks. The key is to make the vehicle run more efficiently and to ensure that any other maintenance issues are taken care of immediately.
If you kept your oil the same and left the automobile to time and chance, eventually, your luck would run out. The same thing happens with your HVAC system. It ought to be serviced.
Preventative Maintenance Saves Money
You know that maintaining it properly can extend the life of your unit, but did you know it can save you money right now? You can save up to 30% on your energy bills by having routine maintenance. A unit that’s regularly serviced will be more energy efficient.
Additionally, most manufacturers’ warranty programs require you to show proof that you’ve maintained the unit before they cover costly repairs. It’s a small price to pay to ensure peace of mind.
Getting Your HVAC System on a Maintenance Plan
We’ve helped residential and commercial businesses for over three decades, and we want to assist you with maintaining your unit and extending its lifespan. Our technicians are well-trained in spotting and fixing issues before a mechanical breakdown occurs. Action Air & Plumbing knows the importance of having your unit in Lubbock, Texas regularly serviced, so call us today to make arrangements.